Author Guidelines

The SAIS Review is a journal of international affairs published twice yearly by the Johns Hopkins University Press for the Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. The editor welcomes articles, book reviews, and correspondence from policymakers, scholars, and other interested persons. The SAIS Review makes no effort to exact an editorial consensus. All inquiries should be directed to

The Editor
SAIS Review
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-2213

Manuscript length should range from twenty to twenty-five pages (5,000 to 7,000 words), including introduction, text, conclusion, tables, figure captions/legends, and footnotes. Please include subheadings to highlight substantive divisions within the article. The SAIS Review will rely on the author to verify facts within the text. On a separate sheet please include an author identification as you would like it to appear at the foot of the title page.  Please supply an abstract of 100 or fewer words with your paper. Please format the manuscript as follows:

  • Submit as a double-spaced Microsoft Word document.
  • Use 1 inch margins.
  • Place all citations in endnotes.
  • Number all pages, including endnotes.
  • Figures, including photos, illustrations, charts and graphs may be submitted, separately, as .tiffs or high-quality .jpgs of at least 300 dpi. Make note of position of figures, in manuscript.

If your manuscript were to be accepted for publication, it would be edited according to The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, and Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary (Unabridged). The editorial process focuses on organization, flow, clarity, and consistency but also reviews grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style. The SAIS Review aims to strike a balance between varied levels of knowledge among the journal's readership.

After your article has been edited, you will receive a printout for approval and any necessary clarifications or updates. If you would like reprints of your article, please contact the SAIS Review before the date of publication.